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“Favorable” Opinion of the Federal Government Plunges to a Record Low of 28%

A general view of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jason ReedLiberty Blitzkrieg

I have highlighted these polls in the past due to the fact that when support for the Federal government plunges to these sorts of levels you have a recipe for serious social problems. The worst part is that the current low approval rating for this collective of parasites and thieves in Washington D.C. is completely justified in every way imaginable.    

It would be one thing if the political oligarchs were changing their behavior as a result of public dissatisfaction, but in fact, it is clear they are doubling down on their corruption, lies and authoritarianism.  Due to the many decades of blatant theft that they and their bankster masters have gotten away with, they simply think they can do whatever they wish and get away with it indefinitely.  So they will do just that until we hit a total societal crisis, which is why I find the current situation so volatile and terrifying.

This chart is not pretty.

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Chart published by the Pew Research Center

 

Not only that, but this isn’t a partisan thing at this point.  The poll shows that favorability for the Feds amongst Democrats has also plunged from 51% to 41% in the past year alone.  That’s really bad.  From Pew Research:

Even as public views of the federal government in Washington have fallen to another new low, the public continues to see their state and local governments in a favorable light. Overall, 63% say they have a favorable opinion of their local government, virtually unchanged over recent years. And 57% express a favorable view of their state government – a five-point uptick from last year. By contrast, just 28% rate the federal government in Washington favorably. That is down five points from a year ago and the lowest percentage ever in a Pew Research Center survey.

The percentage of Democrats expressing a favorable opinion of the federal government has declined 10 points in the past year, from 51% to 41%. For the first time since Barack Obama became president, more Democrats say they have an unfavorable view of the federal government in Washington than a favorable view (51% unfavorable vs. 41% favorable). Favorable opinions of the federal government among Republicans, already quite low in 2012 (20% favorable), have fallen even further, to 13% currently.

 

Favorable ratings for the federal government rose dramatically after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but have declined substantially since then. In November 2001, 82% had a favorable opinion of the government and in December 2002, 73% viewed the federal government favorably.

Positive opinions of the government declined through the remainder of George W. Bush’s presidency and have continued to fall during the Obama administration. Currently, 28% have a favorable impression of the federal government while 65% have an unfavorable view.

Partisan views of the federal government have shifted depending on which party controls the White House. Currently, Democrats have a more favorable impression of the federal government than do Republicans; during the Bush administration, Republicans expressed more favorable opinions.

The paragraph above is the most disappointing part of the poll.  While favorability, or lack thereof, is becoming less partisan, the fact it is partisan at all given the near identical policies of these two Presidents on the really big issues demonstrates that a reasonable percentage of the population remains solidly divided and conquered.

Full article here.

In Liberty,
Mike

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4 Responses to “Favorable” Opinion of the Federal Government Plunges to a Record Low of 28%

  1. Jim says:

    I’m surprised the approval rating is that high.

  2. Ken says:

    Sooner of later the false flag operating elite with their secret agencies and their assassins will come under attack. NO ONE believes foreign terrorists are responsible. Any half hearted petty tyrant knows attacking the common people does absolutely nothing in furthering their agenda.
    On the other hand if you want to further bleed the people with taxes, creating a fearful environment makes for more money to be spent on more law enforcement, security, government controllers, etc. And yet with bomb sniffing dogs, security, people on top of buildings did nothing to stop the attack. Did you ever notice how attacks seem to happen in the midst of the most heavily fortified security? Could the ‘security’ be the bombers? Israel security agencies seem to be in charge of much of what is used as security in the US. Look at Israel and all the problems they have and look at all the security they have. It serves the elite to create the problem they wish to ‘fix’. All in the name of controlling the masses while bleeding the populace with more taxes.
    The good news is most people are becoming aware and madness on the cusp of desperation have caused the elite to up the ante. This is just an indication that the elite are about to crumble. And how will they fall? Well they NEVER quit so eventually, they will make the one mistake that will bring the house of cards down on their own heads. What is that mistake? I cannot say, but the noose is beginning to tighten around their collective necks.
    History is replete with tyrants finally running out of room and time and eventually their heads will roll. People have just about had it.

  3. NC says:

    28%? That’s a high NOT a low. Last time it was like 8%, wasn’t it? Someone doesn’t have their facts straight or was that the MSM approval rating? I can never tell. lol

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